Climates of the World
1) Identify and describe the major climates of the world.
In this lesson, you will learn about the major climates of the world.


Weather refers to the current state of the atmosphere. Climate involves long term averages of temperature and precipitation.

In the previous unit, you learned about the three processes of precipitation (convectional, orographic, and frontal) as well as factors that influence temperature (i.e. O LAMPNAS). Keep these in mind, as you progress through this unit.

World Climate Map

World Climate Graphs

Assignment Work

A) Download, print out, and carefully look over the files given above.

B) Read and take notes from page 136 of Planet Earth: A Physical Geography

C) Answer Question #3 on page 166.

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